5 of late Queen Elizabeth’s most famous quotes
Being famous means having a voluminous of quotable quotes, who else has some of them if not the late Queen of England?
Queen Elizabeth II was queen of England for 70 years. During that time, she gave many speeches inspire her people during difficult times and even during celebratory events.
Because she was a symbol of stability and hope, Queen Elizabeth’s quotes were inspiring, moving and aspiring.
So, we would be listing her top 5 quotes.
1. A life of devotion
One of the Queen’s quotes that showed her heart of service and her dedication is her speech on her 21st birthday speech, April 21 1947.
“I declare before you all that my whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service and the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong.”
2. “He has quite being simply my strength…”
Everyone has found the love stories of the Queen and her husband Prince Philip very inspiring.
Here is the Queen’s tribute to her husband Prince Philip on their Golden wedding anniversary, 1997.
“He is someone who doesn’t take easily to compliments but he has, quite simply, been my strength and stay all these years, and I, and his whole family, and this and many other countries, owe him a debt greater than he would ever claim, or we shall ever know.”
3. “We will meet again…”
During the outbreak of Covid-19, the Queen’s speech fostered inspiration and hope.
“While we have faced challenges before, this one is different. This time we join with all nations across the globe in a common endeavour, using the great advances of science and our instinctive compassion to heal. We will succeed – and that success will belong to every one of us.”
“We should take comfort that while we may have more still to endure, better days will return: we will be with our friends again; we will be with our families again; we will meet again.”
4. “Grief is the price we pay for love”
One of the most famous speeches of the Queen was during the September 11 attacks in the United States, although the quote comes originally from Colin Murray Parkes, “The pain of grief is just as much a part of life as the joy of love; it is, perhaps, the price we pay for love, the cost of commitment.”
“These are dark and harrowing times for families and friends of those who are missing or who suffered in the attack – many of you here today. My thoughts and my prayers are with you all now and in the difficult days ahead.
But nothing that can be said can begin to take away the anguish and the pain of these moments. Grief is the price we pay for love.”
5. “I cannot lead you to battle”
In her first Christmas broadcast in 1957, she spoke about the limits of her role during war.
“I cannot lead you into battle. I do not give you laws or administer justice. But I can do something else. I can give you my heart and my devotion to these old islands and to all the peoples of our brotherhood of nations.”
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